Newsletter No.3 SEPTEMBER 2014:  News on MDF's activities, achievements and events from around the world.
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MDF helps Shakarganj source quality milk from small farmers in the Southern Punjab

MDF has signed a partnership with Shakarganj Food Products Ltd. (SFPL) to set up Farm Cooling Tanks (FCTs) for milk collection in the southern Punjab as well as to develop an extension service for the farmers in the villages supplying the FCTs.  Read Full Story.

Takimai factory launch: A sign of good things to come for Ovalau kava farmers

On 28th July 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama kicked off the official launch of TakiMai processing facility in Levuka town in Ovalau. TakiMai is a fruit-flavored dietary supplement infused with locally grown kava produced by Fiji-based South Pacific Elixirs (SPE) Limited.    Read Full Story.

FarmPro establishes a district based micro-franchise model on agriculture input and output marketing 

The majority of households in Timor-Leste are involved in agriculture. However, yields are often low due to the application of traditional cultivation practices and limited understanding and use of agricultural inputs. Moreover, inconsistent demand for local produce discourages farmers from intensifying their practices. Read Full Story.

Naturally dried fruits from Gilgit Baltistan to the world

Gilgit Baltistan (GB), tucked away at the northern end of Pakistan, is home to about 1.8 million people. These people happen to live among three of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges: Karakoram, Hindu Kush and Himalayas. Thanks to these mountains, the people of GB are surrounded by beauty around the year. Read Full Story.
Each month, MDF brings you stories from the field:  This month, we are
1. "Exploring horticulture in the Himalayas"  - join MDF Business Advisor Jawad Khan as he makes his journey to Gilgit Baltistan. Read Full Story.

2. "On a field visit in Yasawa to interview potential beneficiaries of MDF"  - join MDF Business Advisor Paul Valemei as he makes his trip to the Yasawas to meet Essence of Fiji's raw material suppliers.   Read Full Story.
The road from Skardu to Gilgit.
Jokapeci Samisoni of Nabukeru village, Yasawa processing VCO
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